Martial Glacier is a mountain just outside of Ushuaia, a magnificent glacier that is the biggest source of fresh water for the whole town. Marcial Glacier lies 1,050 meters above sea level, this is nearly as high as Snowden in Wales.
It is summer in Ushuaia and pretty warm for here, even though we are walking around in our warmest clothes. On our way back down the mountain, the sun had started to come out and it was really very warm [typical].
Scientists predict that Martial Glacier could disappear by 2020. It is crazy to think that the glacier we saw won’t exist in just a short couple of years. Apart from the devastating effects of climate change across the world, this is especially poignant for Ushuaia as they will need to look for a new source of water. At the moment 76% of the city’s water comes from here.
And finally, some pictures of the beautiful views, the glacier [and our ugly mugs].